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Postgraduate research

Specialise in one of our internationally recognised research areas, work with  exceptional computing resources equipment and high-calibre staff.

Computer science researcher

Significant investment has gone into the creation of seven new research priority areas to focus on emerging trends within our rapidly-evolving discipline.

These priority areas have been designed to complement our existing research groups, aiming to provide additional vitality and agility in which we can respond to emerging trends. Our priority areas are:

Several staff members take leading roles in local high-performance computing initiatives, which in turn give our students access to exceptional computing resources.

We have a diverse range of research facilities and systems that underpin our cutting-edge research.

My research at Cardiff offered me a rich research experience; great research facilities, a large group of PhD researchers with varying backgrounds and specialisations and friendly officials at technical, administrative and academic levels. There is always someone to talk to when I need help or advice.

Asma Al-Busaidi Research student whose PhD was a collaboration with a local NHS oncology centre

Research groups

Study for a PhD or MPhil research degree with us, specialising in one of our internationally recognised research groups:

  • Complex Systems (PhD/MPhil)
  • Visual Computing (PhD/MPhil)
  • Data and Knowledge Engineering (PhD/MPhil)

Applying and funding

Please ensure you are familiar with the application instructions for each course (found on each course page) before you apply through our online application pages.

Each year we provide a small number of studentships (at the UK/EU rate) to outstanding students to support their research. We also host a significant number of sponsored and self-funded students.

Learn more about funding and fees.

Contact us if you have any queries:

Computer Science postgraduate research